Family History


William GALBREATH was born about 17451. He was buried on 14 March 1785 in Bunhill Fields Cemetery, Finsbury, London1.

That William is the brother of Thomas of Islington is confirmed by the Bunhill Fields Monumental Inscriptions2. Here William is listed on the same monument as Thomas' son :-
Old Monument or another monument (?), listed separately from rest of Thomas' family. However the parent's names and address clearly identify Archibald as Thomas' son.
- Archibald Galbreath Son of Thomas & Mary Ann of Islington 2 1/2 mths 1785.
- William Galbreath G. the father. M.A. the mother 1786 age 40.

The above M.I. includes the somewhat cryptic "G. the father. M.A. the mother". Are these William's (& hence Thomas') parents initials?

William's occupation has been recorded as :-
Scotch Factor (London Directory 1781, Will 1785)

Recorded addresses :-
116 & 130 Wood St, Cheapside, London (London Directory 1781)
Wood St, London (Burial & Will 1785)

His Last Will and Testament was proven in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 10 March 1785.

Sources :-
1. Bunhill Fields Burial book.
2. Bunhill Fields Monumental Inscriptions.

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